Gerhard Richter Painting
by Corinna Belz, Germany 2011, 97'
PHOTOGRAPHY: Johann Feindt, Frank Kranstedt, Dieter Stürmer   SOUND MIXING: Martin Steyer
  PRODUCER: Thomas Kufus
EDITING: Sabine Rollberg, Jutta Krug, Katja Wildermuth   CO-PRODUCERS: Christoph Friedel,
Claudia Steffen
SOUND: Gerrit Lucas, Sven Phil Lentzen, Andreas Hildebrandt   PRODUCTION: zero one film
Terz Film, WDR, MDR
SOUND DESIGN: Dominik Schleier    

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at The Screen of the Arts 2011

Gerhard Richter, one of contemporary art’s most fascinating and elusive masters, the subject of a large-scale 80th birthday retrospective at the Tate Modern (London, 2011). The film is the chronicle of an exclusive dialogue established between the artist and the director who, in 2007, filmed a documentary about the re-creation of a stained-glass window of the Cathedral of Cologne, destroyed during WW2 bombings, traces an inspired portrait of Richter and offers a glimpse into his studio, where the artist is intent on painting. She engages in dialogue with him, his assistants, New York gallerist Marian Goodman and art historian Benjamin H.D.Buchloh. A privileged observer of the creation of a cycle of large abstract paintings executed between the spring and summer of 2009, Corinna Belz approaches Richter’s painting by contemplating it during its creation, through stratifications and subtractions of color, and restores the gestures and words of the artist with images of great intensity.

Corinna Belz
Corinna Belz studied philosophy, art history and media sciences in Cologne, Zurich and Berlin. She worked as TV-producer, scriptwriter, director on multiple productions of various genres, such as TV-series and feature-length documentaries. Lives in Cologne.

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